Make Snagit the default image editor on Windows 10 for jpeg?

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Any way to make Snagit Editor the default image editor for .jpeg files on Windows 10?  I can manually change it for one file open - but it always defaults back to Windows editor.  When going to the 'default apps' dialogue in Windows, .jpeg doesn't offer Snagit Editor as an option.  And Techsmith has no Universal Windows Platform apps on the Windows Store.  I was hoping for a plug-in there, or something that would support this?
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Hit the windows key, type "default" and select Default App Settings, then scroll down to Default Apps by file type.  Then you can set the  file types you want to use Snagit for.
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Not for JPEG. Works for PNG.
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Now that's interesting.  You can set Snagit as the default editor for a jpg file but not a jpeg.  For a jpeg you have to  use an app from the Windows Store or a different editor such as Photoshop.

This issue dates back to the early days of Windows when it would only accept 3 letter file extensions.  Macs did not have that limitation. So Mac world used jpeg while Windows used jpg.  But the two formats are interchangeable so what you could try is renaming all jpeg files to jpg.  Try a couple first.
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You nailed it.  Thanks Paul.  I wasn't aware of the history of jpeg vs jpg.  I'd recommend Techsmith put out a Universal Windows Platform app that would allow  current Snagit users to have it be selectable for ALL image formats, as default.  
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Have you tried setting it by going the "Open With" route ?

I'm on Windows 7 but I believe this is still on Windows 10 also.

Right click on the .jpeg file and than in the context menu hover over "Open With"
which should open another menu.

At the bottom click "Choose default program"



This window will open. Make sure that "Always use  the selected program to open this kind of file"
is checked and click the Browse button



Navigate to the Snagit folder (usually in C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 13)

Select the SnagitEditor.exe file and click Open



The Open With window should popup with Snagit Editor now available and selected.
If Snagit Editor isn't selected, click on it to select it. Click OK



Your jpeg files should now be associated with Snagit.

:)
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Tracy,

If you mean Windows 10 does not provide the option to "Open With" in the menu,
that is a bug in Windows 10.

Here is a fix to get it back
https://www.howtogeek.com/261076/how-to-fix-the-missing-open-with-option-on-the-windows-10-right-cli...

When you use Open With you should be able to make snagit open jpeg files.

Just to note Snagit 13 in Windows 7 does not have jpeg association as a option either.
I was able to associate jpeg with Snagit though going the Open With method.

If this is not a option you care to give a go,  than the best option is to do as Paul is
suggesting. Change the file extensions to jpg. It is the same file format.

:)
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The 'open with' option is a one-time use fix.  I want all image files to open by default with Snagit Editor.  But as you can see, this isn't available for jpeg.  This is unresolvable - but that's OK.  jpeg is just one file format. 
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That's not quite right though Tracy.  jpeg is a format AND a file extension, jpg uses the same format but with an alternative and interchangeable file extension.  Switch to jpg extensions and your issue will go away.
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If you mean manually change the extension from jpeg to jpg before trying to open any jpeg...that's not a reasonable fix.  I changed my default app for jpg (below), then attempted to open a jpeg.  Same old, same old. 
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The 'open with' option is not a one-time use fix.
You have make sure you check Snagit to be the default. (see the first image in my above post)

If you did make Snagit the default and it is reverting back than that's a bug/issue
in your Windows 10.

Secondly,  by your post just above this one. Changing your default program for .jpg
is not going to change how a .jpeg file opens. The .jpeg has not been re-associated to a different program.

As I stated, even in Windows 7 Snagit was not a option until I went through the steps to make it available.

Anyways,  Here is a whole run down on ways to associate files with a program on Windows 10.
You just have to dig deeper than what Windows shows you is available to get it set up.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-set-default-programs-and-file-types-in-windows-10/
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Let's back up a bit Tracy and understand the driver for this.  Where are your jpeg images coming from?  I assume it's not Snagit because when you save a SnagIt screenshot to a jpeg style format the prompt actually says:



SnagIt is treating 3 different file extensions as one format and saving it as jpg.  But Windows isn't as smart, out of the box.

So your jpeg images are coming from elsewhere - yes?  Can that app save as jpg?  If it can then your simplest option is to do that in future and you won't have a problem.  If you have a library of jpeg files you can change the extension to jpg using a free tool such as irfanview.

If you do not want to do that then you need to follow Dubie's advice and arm wrestle Windows 10 into submission.
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Also Tracy,

Just to be sure you understand (not knowing your level of computer knowledge)

When Paul says to change the extension to .jpg
you do not have to rename to whole image.

Just change the .jpeg to .jpg of the image name.

That will not affect the image itself it just tells Windows it is a .jpg now.

:)